Washer smells like something is burning and it won't work at all
Our washer is about 2years old and I put clothes on DELICATE for the 1st time and the machine filled with water and then started smelling like something was burning electrically. We have turned it off and were wondering if there is something that might have burned out that we can replace ourselves without calling a repairman.
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It's a whirlpool top load and 17 years
old. I checked the lid switch, water level switch and they
are okay. I replaced the motor coupling. The old one was chewed up and
crumbling. When I put everything back together and turned
it on to check if it would spin, I heard a buzzing sound and after a few minutes
there was a burning smell. What should I check to diagnose
this problem? would help to have make or model numbers to show age of machine
The belt or belts transfers power from the motor to the transmission and pump. If the belt fails, the washer will be unable to pump out the water in the drum nor will it be able to spin the drum or operate the agitator. The washer will sound as if something is running (the motor) but everything under the lid will remain motionless.
The belt is a replaceable part. If you smelled the belt burning, chances are it has been stretched or is missing chunks and is damaged. It should be replaced after unplugging the washer and disconnecting the supply hoses. Next, determine that nothing is jammed and everything moves as it should. This would be the pump and the transmission. You'll probably have to turn the washer on its side to access the belts. Be prepared to mop up water that will spill once laid on its side. If pump or transmission is jammed, the motor will probably burn up the new belt, too. Make sure nothing is preventing the agitator from working - this could be clothing wrapped around / under the agitator. It is possible that something has become lodged in the pump housing. You won't be able to see it - but you should be able to turn the pump - if either of these won't turn, you'll need to get them turning freely before you can expect the motor to spin the belts.
I hope this helps and good luck! Please rat emy reply. Thank you.
You have a build up of undesolved soaps in the system. Do 2 hot washes twice a day for maybe 3 days without washing in and no soap. Old soap needs to be desolved and drained away. See if there is a difference. Note, Put only 1/2 of the soap in and work from there.
Things wear out! So is life! Sounds like the belt wore and slipped and broke! Is there any power to the washer?
How old is the washer?Sounds old.
Only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.
If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad! New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!! Water,Electric and detergent! And put money back in your pocket! The new appliance will pay for itself in only a few years!
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